David Cameron: 'Cider and sausages could be victims of Brexit'

Cider, cheese and sausages could be among the victims of Brexit, the Prime Minister has warned.

David Cameron said if the UK voted to leave the European Union in June’s referendum, the protected status granted to regional products would be lost.

Mr Cameron made reference to the potential impact of Brexit on produce in the Gloucester Citizen.

He said: “Protected status enjoyed across Europe by our unique products, such as Gloucestershire cider, Single Gloucester cheese and traditionally-farmed Gloucester old spot pork, will be lost.”

Mr Cameron warned that farmers could be hit with higher tariffs for their exports if the country voted Leave.

He added: “If we leave the EU and our farmers have to operate under World Trade Organisation rules, things would be very different.

“They could be faced with annual tariffs of up to 40 per cent and huge additional costs – for example, £240 million for beef and £90 million for lamb.”

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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